One of the most likely sources for coordination of continuing medical education activity and motivational influence of the participating physician is the state medical association. Several state associations have been active in this field and have proceeded to assume increasingly important roles.
Early in 1968 the AMA Board of Trustees approved plans for a National Conference of State Medical Associations to permit thorough discussion of the subject of continuing medical education in its various aspects. With the assistance of the Board's Committee on Continuing Medical Education, and with guidance from the Council on Medical Education, and additional assistance from the Council's Advisory Committee on Continuing Medical Education, the conference was held in November 1968.
The objectives of the conference were simple: to provide assistance to the component societies of the American Medical Association on the subject of continuing medical education, pointing out the problems and attempting to suggest solutions to